BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Dividend-paying stocks are gaining appeal as 2010 approaches.Investors associate dividends with blue chips, the biggest companies with the most money for quarterly payouts. That type of stock, represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has outperformed small-cap benchmarks over the past two months. But there are smaller, lesser-known companies that offer cheap shares and outsized dividends. Here are three that may exceed indices next year.
Three Unloved Dividend-Paying Stocks
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